UHM-Hamilton Library: Government Documents

Location: Government Documents
Supervisor: Gwen Sinclair
Phone: 956-2549
Fax: 956-5968
Email: gsinclai@hawaii.edu

Description of the library/collection

The Government Documents Collection contains over 2 million U.S. federal publications and publications of the United Nations and its affiliated intergovernmental organizations. It is part of the Government Documents & Maps Department.

Description of internship

Interns will assist with cataloging tasks, creating finding aids, and collection development tasks such as requesting material, evaluating new material, and identifying collection needs. Interns may also work on departmental web pages, writing guides for electronic resources relating to government information, or other projects. Interns will work part of their hours at the Government Documents & Maps reference desk.

Required prerequisites/qualifications

Completion of LIS 601 or previous library experience.

Desired qualifications

Completion of LIS 618 (or concurrent enrollment).

Weekly schedule

Hours are flexible between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

Knowledge of federal government, United Nations, and UN specialized agency publications; knowledge of collection development in a special collection; knowledge of the Federal Depository Library Program and the United Nations depository library program.

Evaluation process/format

A written evaluation will be given using the standard LIS 690 evaluation form, and a feedback session will be scheduled.

Evaluation schedule

One evaluation will be completed at the end of the semester.